Atheist Wins Re-Election to New Jersey General Assembly

Nov 9, 2017

By Hemant Mehta

Andrew Zwicker is exactly the kind of person you wish were in elected office but almost never is. He’s not only a physicist, he’s the Head of Science Education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Unlike the Republicans who treat science as a four-letter word, Zwicker, a Democrat, is a proud advocate of the STEM fields.

In 2015, when he ran for the New Jersey General Assembly, he beat a Republican incumbent by one of the narrowest margins you’ll ever see: less than 100 votes. But it was enough to put him in office.

He just ran for re-election yesterday, and the voters rewarded him with another term, this time with a much more comfortable margin of victory.

Why mention him on this site? Because Zwicker is an open atheist who was endorsed by the Freethought Equality Fund PAC.

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One comment on “Atheist Wins Re-Election to New Jersey General Assembly”

  • @OP – Andrew Zwicker is exactly the kind of person you wish were in elected office but almost never is.
    He’s not only a physicist, he’s the Head of Science Education
    at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

    An atheist scientist, with a previous term of experience in political office, sounds just like the very best sort of candidate to elect in the modern world!



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